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    I am curious what the collective wisdom of this...

    I am curious what the collective wisdom of this forum is regarding the finish on the hard plastic surfaces of the interior. I have seen numerous references to these being painted, but I lean toward...
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    Fantastic photos, Andrew! Although I have never...

    Fantastic photos, Andrew! Although I have never been a fan of French automobiles of the post-war era, the pre-war French cars set the standard for cutting-edge style. Pure Sex on Wheels!
  3. Thread: Oil Dip Stick

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    I believe it is installed at the factory, my Z8...

    I believe it is installed at the factory, my Z8 and E39 M5 both have the same tag.
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    Sticky: REALOEM is your friend for questions such as...

    REALOEM is your friend for questions such as this. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EJ13-USA-01-2001-E52-BMW-Z8&diagId=54_0279

    It is apparently called "Protective Cloth, rear...
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    Can you share the specifics on which paint you...

    Can you share the specifics on which paint you found to be a match?
  6. Your issues are not anything I have experienced...

    Your issues are not anything I have experienced or have heard to be a common problem with these cars. However, I do know that some cars start to do weird things when the battery is weak. Do you...
  7. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: As do cars in the less common colors, especially...

    As do cars in the less common colors, especially Topaz....
  8. Thread: Color Premium

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    I agree, very short-sighted on the part of the...

    I agree, very short-sighted on the part of the seller.
  9. Thread: Color Premium

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    Now the market gets to speak about a 12k mile...

    Now the market gets to speak about a 12k mile black over crema car. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-bmw-z8-69/ Looks like it needs a thorough detailing and paint correction, offset to the...
  10. Thread: Color Premium

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    A 12k mile Topaz over Crema Z8 sold on BAT two...

    A 12k mile Topaz over Crema Z8 sold on BAT two days ago for $345k plus $5k buyers premium. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-z8-49/ In five days, a BAT auction of a 12k mile Titanium over...
  11. No argument, condition and miles tend to drive...

    No argument, condition and miles tend to drive pricing, but color can materially impact $$ as well. Witness the blue/crema car that sold on BAT a couple of weeks ago-$405K plus commission. Gorgeous...
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    I think you will be happy with the new top. I...

    I think you will be happy with the new top. I purchased my top from them a few years ago, it was OEM, right down to the BMW logo on the plastic window. Just a word of caution regarding the...
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    Here is my take on the Performance Package; If...

    Here is my take on the Performance Package; If you don't get it installed, each time you drive your Z8 you will live in fear of hitting a bad pothole and doing irreparable harm to the car. Get it...
  14. Thread: Jack for Z8

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    I carry a can of "Fix-A-Flat" in the Z8 as well...

    I carry a can of "Fix-A-Flat" in the Z8 as well as in my E39 M5 and Z3M roadster, non of which have run-flats or a spare. Plus, I have AAA in the event a tire is too damaged to limp home with...
  15. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: The relocation of control knobs to the cubbies...

    The relocation of control knobs to the cubbies looks almost factory, so no concerns there. But the radio installation looks poorly done.
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    The badge is mostly plastic, with the actual...

    The badge is mostly plastic, with the actual blue/white roundel being a thin piece of painted or cloisonee (sp) metal glued atop the plastic base. I would just take a hair dryer and direct high heat...
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    Be patient, and I strongly suggest the use of...

    Be patient, and I strongly suggest the use of heat to soften the adhesive. Be certain to protect the surface surrounding the roundel and use a plastic, not metal, pry tool. It will come off...
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    I don't believe there were any sort of nut or...

    I don't believe there were any sort of nut or other locking device. Pretty sure it was held on by adhesive, but it has been six or seven years since I replaced mine so perhaps my recollection is...
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    From past discussions, my recollection is these...

    From past discussions, my recollection is these were randomly fitted to a number of cars from the factory. It was not something that was available as a special order item, just something that some...
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    I replaced mine several years ago, I recall it...

    I replaced mine several years ago, I recall it being a real pain in the butt to remove the old one. As I recall, the Roundel is same as is those fitted to other BMWs of the era. It has pins at the...
  21. Thread: Green Z8

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    Perhaps it is the photo, but the color looks more...

    Perhaps it is the photo, but the color looks more like Jet Black. Carbon Black is a very dark blue metallic (my E39 M5 is Carbon Black), I can't see any hint of blue in the picture. The saddle...
  22. Thread: Green Z8

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    Yes, it is adhesive. I bought a set a few years...

    Yes, it is adhesive. I bought a set a few years ago, but never put them on. I sort of enjoy be asked "what is it?".
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    Here is a set on EBAY. Might require...

    Here is a set on EBAY. Might require refurbishment. https://www.ebay.com/itm/184763645248?epid=6027024756&hash=item2b04c57d40%3Ag%3A-UUAAOSwSrRgdg5U&LH_ItemCondition=4
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    Here is another recent review, somewhat mixed. ...

    Here is another recent review, somewhat mixed. But as did Harry in the Harry's Garage video, I think the author attempts to put the Z8 into the proper context of being a Grand Tourer rather than a...
  25. Apparently he is on a mission to acquire a...

    Apparently he is on a mission to acquire a selection of BMWs from their "Golden Era", the late nineties into the early 00's, all in titanium silver. Along with the Z8, he already has purchased an...
  26. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Satch, I think you are jumping the gun a bit-...

    Satch, I think you are jumping the gun a bit- your auction doesn't close until tomorrow evening. That said, good luck with the sale, and please don't hesitate to visit here in the future as a bereft...
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    Sticky: When you wrote "wheel lock adapter", are you...

    When you wrote "wheel lock adapter", are you speaking about locking lug nuts? If so, my car did not come with locking lug nuts and I don't believe they came as standard equipment on the Z8. BMW...
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    I acquired this dealer showroom banner several...

    I acquired this dealer showroom banner several years back. Wish my garage had a high enough ceiling to let it hang properly.
  29. Thread: Some Sad News

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    Some Sad News

    I'm sad to report that Eric Keller, Ceo of Enthusiast Auto Group (EAG), died on Thursday of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Eric was very well known within the collectible BMW hobby,...
  30. Gorgeous! Looks like the love child of a Z8 and...

    Gorgeous! Looks like the love child of a Z8 and Ferrari Roma. Why can't BMW make something like this instead of the cartoonish vehicles they currently sell?
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    Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
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    Interesting YouTube Review

    I found this review by Harry's Garage to be an interesting take on the Z8.

    <iframe width="1200" height="630" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P_ay8OR4_H0" title="YouTube video player"...
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    Ton, before you accept, you better check the...

    Ton, before you accept, you better check the compensation! :-)
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    Sticky: Gregg, which black accents don't look right to...

    Gregg, which black accents don't look right to you? Aside from the BMW roundels on the floor mats/headrests and red panels on the seats and the headrests, the interior looks correct for a red/crema...
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    Sticky: I sort of like the custom red soft top, but the...

    I sort of like the custom red soft top, but the crema interior with the red highlights would not be my first choice. Otherwise, it looks like a nice red over crema car.
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    So does this mean that the Alpinas were in fact...

    So does this mean that the Alpinas were in fact not the last 555 cars produced?
  37. Germany may be different than the U.S., but at...

    Germany may be different than the U.S., but at one time I was in possession of a coffee table book for a U.S. VIN Alpina which I purchased on EBAY (for $50.00!). So unless that car was unique, I am...
  38. Yes, they came with the coffee table book, and...

    Yes, they came with the coffee table book, and they were the same as that for the standard Z8.
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    Like Skip, I learned something new!

    Like Skip, I learned something new!
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    Must be a typo.

    Must be a typo.
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